Setember 14, 2006
Contact: Melissa Campbell
Endowed Lecture Addresses Medical Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry
First Annual Lecture in Medical Ethics In Memory of UMDNJ Professor
NEWARK — Can medical ethics save the pharmaceutical industry? That is the question that will be addressed by the noted Arthur Caplan, PhD, Professor of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, at the first annual Cynthia Jean Stolman Lecture in Medical Ethics on Friday, September 15 at 10 a.m. in the UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School Pavilion located on 12th Avenue between Bergen and West Market Streets.
The event is named in honor of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School professor Cynthia J. Stolman, PhD who was associated with the school for more than 20 years before her untimely death in 2005. Dr. Stolman was a member of the Department of Pediatrics and served as the departments Director of Medical Ethics. She also chaired the Pediatric Bioethics Committee and was Director of Curriculum and Evaluation of the Pediatric Primary Care Training Program.
Family, colleagues and friends have established an endowed annual lectureship in medical ethics to pay tribute to her memory and to foster ongoing scholarly consideration and discourse on issues and principles of medical ethics.
Members of the University community will be joined by pharmaceutical professionals for the lecture; a reception will follow.
To RSVP call Carmen Lugo at 973-972-0626.
Founded in 1954 as the Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School was the states first medical school. Today, it is part of UMDNJ, the nations largest health sciences institution. More than 5,500 students attend the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and a school of public health on five campuses. Annually, there are more than two million patient visits at UMDNJ facilities and faculty at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a mental health and addiction services network.